2012 NBA Draft Profile: Harrison Barnes

Harrison Barnes
North Carolina – Sophomore (Born 1992)
Small Forward
6’9″ 223lbs

The Good:

– great size, length for NBA small forward
6’11” wingspan
big time scorer
smart, mature player
solid defender
big game/big college program experience

The Bad:

– struggles to create offense on his own
– very inconsistent
– considered to be an underachiever during his collegiate career
– needs to improve his outside shot
– doesn’t possess NBA-level athleticism/explosiveness
– plays too passively often

NBA Comparison: 

Marvin Williams

The Skinny:

No player’s stock has fallen more in the past two years than Harrison Barnes’s, who heading into his freshman campaign was the projected first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.  Barnes should still be a top 10 pick this June due to his size, length and scoring abilities, but he doesn’t project to be a NBA star.  Most pundits expect him to be nothing more than a solid “catch and shoot” NBA wing scorer.

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